TET-DEC Special Session

Teaching, Education and Training for Dependable Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems (TET-DEC)
Special Session inside the ESE Track

Embedded systems are everywhere – may they be visible or integrated into every day devices. Comfort, health, services, safety and security of people depend increasingly on them. In combination and close interaction with the (somehow unpredictable) real-world environment and humans, they become so-called “Cyber-physical Systems”, acting independently, co-operative or as “systems-of-systems” (including legacy systems). The impact on society as a whole is tremendous – thus dependability (safety, reliability, availability, security, maintainability etc.) in a holistic manner becomes an important issue, including resilience, robustness, sustainability, despite emergent behaviors and interdependencies.

Demanding challenges have to be met by research, engineering and education. Smart (embedded) systems are regarded as the most important business driver for European industry. They are a targeted research area for European Research Programmes in Horizon 2020 and in the EU ECSEL Joint Technology Initiative which comprises of the European Technology Platforms ARTEMIS, EPoSS and ENIAC. Their application is not only in the traditional areas of aerospace, railways, automotive, or process industry and manufacturing, but also in robotics and services of all kind, home appliances (smart homes, ambient assisted living) and health care.

There is tremendous investment in research and innovation – but is this complemented comparably in education and training as well? Particular issues of safety, security, dependability, risk, hazard and vulnerability analysis and the corresponding requirements for system design, development, operations and maintenance have to be properly trained and be part of basic university education as well as of “life-long learning”. Obviously there are gaps. Therefore, we will again ask:

“How should we educate and train our current and future engineers and researchers?

This special workshop allows reports on on-going work aiming at hopefully fruitful discussions and exchange of ideas, to present best practices, examples and experience reports, and analysis of the challenges with recommendations for a sustainable future.

SEAA 2015 – TET-DEC Session – Call for Papers in PDF format (updated).

Submission of Papers:

Special Session Organizers:

TETDEC_erwin Erwin Schoitsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
TETDEC_amund Amund Skavhaug, The Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway

Program Commitee (to be confirmed)

  • Christoph Schmitz, Zühlke Engineering, Switzerland
  • Matthieu Roy, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Bettina Buth, HAW Hamburg, Germany
  • Denis Hatebur, Univ. Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Thomas Pfeiffenberger, Salzburg Research, Austria
  • Mark-Alexander Sujan, Univ. of Warwick, UK
  • Rolf Schumacher, Honeywell, Bombardier, Germany
  • Frank Ortmeier, Otto-von-Guericke Univ. Magdeburg, Germany
  • Francesca Saglietti, Univ. Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Peter Daniel, EWICS TC7, UK
  • Peter Bernard Ladkin, Univ. of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Janusz Gorski, Techn. Univ. of Gansk, Poland
  • Willi Krenn, AIT, Austria
  • Dejan Nickovic, AIT, Austria
  • Meine van der Meulen, DNV, Norway
  • Francesco Flammini, Univ. of Naples, Italy
  • Floor Koornneef, TU Delft, Netherlands